Re: Ortiz looking for 2 years
posted at 9/28/2012 12:07 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to EnchiladaT's comment:
southpaw listens to the media thus he has been convinced there is a market in Boston for 2 years. southpaw probably also believes that Farell is a must have manager.... because the media tells him so.
Great point Trotter, if there is only one market then you are competing against yourself.
Sorry B...Im not a follower like some of you...This is what I believe should be done (2yr deal). If you dont understand what I mean when I say theres a 2 year market in Boston, then I dont know what to tell ya champ. Personally, I could care less what guys like you and softy think...By the way, I worked in the sports media biz for over 15 years, I know how it works a lot better than you...But thanks for the concern.....
Why should the Red Sox assume the risk for Ortiz's aging body? By 2014 they should be able to compete for a playoff berth. And by then Ortiz may well be too old to be effective any more. If that is the case I would not want him to stand in the way of his replacement. Let HIM assume that risk. This is a business, not a charity. Give him ONE YEAR at a reasonable rate and if he does well then the team can opt for an extension.
Its my opinion that they should give him some form of a 2 year deal..Whether it be a straight 2yr or 1yr with an option...Ive stated why I believe this. Other than the year he hurt his wrist getting hit by a pitch, this is the only other year hes missed time due to injury...Hes been durable his whole career...Look at games played...3 are over 140 (149, 145, 146) with 4 times over 150 (150 twice, 151, 159). No, this isnt a charity and Im not suggesting doing it as such. Ive stated that I believe he can still produce good numbers. If he can hit 25HR and knock in 90 RBI with a .300AVG, like he was doing this year, is he not worth 12mm? I think he can do it and believe he will. Its my opinion and Im sticking with it...